smerconish_msnbc.jpgAccording to several reports, MSNBC is getting set to fill the slot formerly occupied by Don Imus slot with Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish. But if MSNBC was looking for a quiet, non-controversial host in a post-Imus world, they may have to look harder. Smerconish has a history of controversial statements — including, ironically, what he called “the sissification of America,” claiming that political correctness has made the United States “a nation of sissies.”

A selected history of Smerconish’s thoughts on Muslims, women and detainees [via Media Matters]:

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